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Old 06-02-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default Driver'* Window stuck down [FIXED]

My driver'* side front window has been working fine all day today, and of course as soon as I drive to a friends house and park, it is stuck the down position (and it'* ALL the way down). After browsing a couple posts on the site I deduced that it is most likely the motor causing the problem. I don't know a whole lot about cars, but I did manage to pull the door panel off and much to my delight I couldn't access the window or the motor. What the hell do I have to do here? I need the window to at least just go up for now so no one steals any of my audio equipment (or my car). I drive a 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE. If anyone could help me on how I can just temporarily get the window up for now, I would be very grateful.

P.*. - All of the other windows and all 4 locks work, and when I press the down button on the winow it hums and draws power, but when I press up I get nothing.

Thanks alot. I need a response for this before I go to work at 3:00 tomorrow
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Sounds to me like the motor may have overheated, either from external temp or from overuse.

Tried it after giving it a chance to cool down/rest?
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Sounds to me like the motor may have overheated, either from external temp or from overuse.

Tried it after giving it a chance to cool down/rest?
I've had problems with my drivers window on my 97...... if it'* hot out... or the sun is beating down on that side of the car.... it stops working.

I suggest trying to cool it down... (turn that side away from the sun).... and keep flicking the switch.... do you hear anything?
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if it'* hot out... or the sun is beating down on that side of the car.... it stops working.
My mom'* got a black Camry, and her driver window had the same problem with the same circumstances. We replaced the motor last year and it has had no trouble at all since then, even in blazing hot sun.
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I took a look at the door today after taking out the motor. It seems to me like its a relay or switch on the motor problem... the window goes up fine but when it goes down it seems to jam on the gears... could be a switch problem. I forgot to check the switch so I'm going to have to do that before I order a new motor and a new relay, because wasting money is fun! For now, the entire door panel is off until Saturday when I can get another look at it. I just removed the motor and pushed the window up from inside the door frame.
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The window isn't binding up in the tracks at all?

I've never been in a door on a Bonne so not sure what you mean about the gears. Going from memory on other GM, does the regulator operate smoothly?

Make sure all that'* kosher before you go wasting money

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We'll see Saturday
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Update: Problem fixed.

Turns out it was the switch. We picked up a motor, relay and switch from the junkyard down the road and turns out my motor and relay were in perfect condition... we ended up snipping off the wires for the switch and replacing it and viola! it works. All in a days work.
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